Hyper-V Deduplication & VDI: Save on Storage, Cut Desktop Costs in Half

Posted by Andrea Abernathy on Aug 18, 2015

Microsoft VDI on Hyper-V is half the cost of VMware, making virtual desktops even cheaper than PC refresh. But many still think Hyper-V still lags behind VMware technically. As the EBook, 6 Reasons Why VDI with Hyper-V and RDS is Poised for Takeoff explains, that's no longer the case. My recent blog comparing Hyper-V dynamic memory and VMware memory overcommitment is an example of how, when it comes to VDI workloads, Hyper-V may actually be surpassing VMware.

Here's another data point. Hyper-V now offers built-in data deduplication that radically reduces space requirements for both non-persistent AND persistent virtual desktop use cases - something you used to have to pay big bucks to get. This blog takes a closer look.

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